Piscataquis County Jail – Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Piscataquis County Jail is located in Piscataquis County, Maine and is the main correctional facility for that area. Looking for someone in jail at Piscataquis County Jail? This page tells you information about everything you might want to know about Piscataquis County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Piscataquis County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Piscataquis County Jail
52 Court St
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 4426

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 207-564-3304
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to find them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at Piscataquis County Jail you should click on their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Piscataquis County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can find the same information for anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be in another jail you should check our Maine county jail guide: Maine County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is the picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Piscataquis County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the inmate’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot erased from the Piscataquis County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until then you must not leave the county.

In most cases, prisoners in the Piscataquis County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to go back to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you miss court, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Piscataquis County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Piscataquis County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its simple to do if you have the money. First, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use assets as collateral.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, please tell your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us tips that could help other people that get arrested make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process may take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must determine the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Just bring required items when you go, like your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered in the log as an Authorized visit. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so visit the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone calls may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 207-564-3304

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read by staff, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Piscataquis County Jail:

Piscataquis County Jail
52 Court St
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 4426

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Piscataquis County Jail
52 Court St
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 4426


The Piscataquis County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so we suggest that you review the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information on this, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Piscataquis County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, members of the Maine State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a file with a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions in your case. You can access your court case records via the internet service, or at the Piscataquis County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records associated with your court case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge who presides over your case. Magistrates do several different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Be sure to remember you can ask to receive your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you need to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Piscataquis County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to the Piscataquis County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not see if they has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the Piscataquis County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Piscataquis County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Piscataquis County jail is no fun, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Piscataquis County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Piscataquis County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send funds to inmates is likely to change, so be sure to check the site before you send any funds.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Piscataquis County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Piscataquis County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Piscataquis County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at Piscataquis County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Piscataquis County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Piscataquis County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Piscataquis County Jail Website
    Piscataquis County Jail Inmate Search
    View Piscataquis County Jail Mugshots
    Piscataquis County Jail Bail Link

    Piscataquis County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Piscataquis County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Piscataquis County Jail
    Piscataquis County Warrant Inquiry
    Piscataquis County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Piscataquis County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Piscataquis County Jail


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